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Emerald High wide receiver Andrew Boston sign a letter of intent with Eastern Washington on Wednesday. (Joshua Bessex / Joshua Bessex/Gateline.com)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 11:13 P.M.

Eastern Washington signs 19 to letters of intent

Despite losing almost half its staff in the offseason, Eastern Washington didn’t miss a beat during recruiting. The payoff came Wednesday morning, when the Eagles brought one of the best classes in school history. Most of the 19 players signed ...

Eastern Washington quarterback Reilly Hennessey (12) throws a pass against Montana in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Missoula. (Patrick Record / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 4:19 P.M.

QB Reilly Hennessey transfers from Eastern Washington to CWU

Eastern Washington quarterback Reilly Hennessey has transferred to Division II Central Washington, the school announced Wednesday. Hennessey, who still has two years of eligibility, appeared in six games last year for the Eagles, completing 23 of 31 passes for 244 ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 11:47 A.M.

Eastern Washington hires Big-12 assistant as new quarterbacks coach

With its first coaching hire of the offseason, Eastern Washington sent a message Wednesday: Passing the football will remain a priority in Cheney. New quarterbacks coach Bodie Reeder – whose hire was announced even as recruits faxed their commitments – ...

Emerald Ridge HS receiver Andrew Boston is one of several recruits hailing from the South Puget Sound. (Joshua Bessex / jbessex@gateline.com)

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 11:42 P.M.

Eastern Washington hits it big in South Puget Sound recruiting

Despite all odds, Eastern Washington expects on Wednesday morning to announce one of the best football recruiting classes in school history. For that, the Eagles can thank not only a smooth coaching transition, but an unusual bond among several recruits ...

New Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best, shown here as offensive line coach, has a few words for his players during morning practice, Aug. 14, 2015, in Cheney, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 8 A.M.

New Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best defined by work ethic, smarts

Eventually, Aaron Best will figure out this social media thing. Monday was too soon. “Twittering,” Eastern Washington’s new head football coach called it during his introductory press conference. The crowd laughed and Best looked up. “Or Tweeting, whatever they call ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 5:32 P.M.

North Dakota moving basketball, football to new conferences

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota is moving its basketball teams to the Summit League and its football team to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The programs currently compete in the Big Sky Conference. UND President Mark ...

EWU players sing the fight song with fans after defeating Central Arkansas during the second half of a FCS football game on Saturday, Dec 3, 2016, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. Eastern Washington won the game 31-14. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 4:59 P.M.

Eastern Washington announces 2017 football schedule

New coach Aaron Best will be coming full circle when he takes the Eastern Washington football team to Lubbock, Texas, for the season opener on Sept. 3. Best’s debut will come against the same team predecessor Beau Baldwin made his ...

Incoming Eastern Washington Football Head Coach Aaron Best, left, talks to the media, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at EWU while his family sits at right. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 11:47 P.M.

New coach Aaron Best impresses at Eastern Washington press conference

The line of scrimmage was friendly enough, but Aaron Best still brought his playbook to Monday’s introductory press conference. Eastern Washington’s new football coach also scored a few verbal touchdowns in the process. The highlight was a verbal play-action pass. ...

New Eastern Washington University Football Coach Aaron Best, left, poses for photos with his wife Kim, second from right, and their children Texis, 3, Tenli, 6, and Tank, 8 after Best was announced as the new football coach, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at EWU. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

EWU Coach Aaron Best

New Eastern Washington University Football Coach Aaron Best is officially introduced, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, during a press conference.




Season status

Record: 12-2

Previous game:
EWU vs. Youngstown State


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